ACTOR NICOLAS CAGE played a vampire in the 1988 film “Vampire’s Kiss.” Now, a Seattle man recently offered up a 19th century picture for sale on eBay, suggesting it “proves” Cage is actually an immortal. Under the heading Truth is Stranger than Fiction, the auctioneer said the 1870 image bore a striking resemblance to the “National Treasure” and “Drive Angry 3D” actor and wrote, “Personally, I believe it’s him and that he is some sort of walking undead.”
While that may explain Cage’s often wooden acting, the million-dollar photo is apparently no longer for sale. Despite 78 bids for the picture, the Hollywood Reporter reported this week that the listing has “vanished” from eBay. However, given that Halloween is upon us, we feel it’s still worth celebrating this momentous discovery regarding one of Hollywood’s most divisive actors with a raised glass. And of course it must include Vampyre Vodka (available online in clear and blood red versions):
Blood Berry Martini
- 1.5 oz Vampyre Vodka (Red)
- 2 Strawberries, sliced
- 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice (or Blood Orange Juice)
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Superfine Sugar
- Strawberry slice for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle sliced strawberries with the orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Add vodka and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a half strawberry and rim with corn syrup blood if desired. (from Vampyre Vodka, a variation of a recipe from 101 Martinis by Kim Haasarud)
- 1.5 oz Vampyre Vodka (Red)
- 3 Ripe Strawberries, cut into quarters
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 tsps Superfine Sugar
- Club Soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries with lemon and sugar. Add vodka and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins Glass or Goblet filled with crushed ice. Top with a splash of club soda, garnish with strawberry slice. (from Vampyre Vodka, a variation of a recipe from 101 Mojitos and other Muddled Drinks” by Kim Haasurad)
Not up for a cocktail? The same company also offers up Vampire Vineyards Wine, TrueBlood Wine, Dracula Wine, Witches’ Brew beer and Immortal Coffee. Check out Vampire.com for all their spookier-than-Nicolas-Cage vampire offerings.
Thirsty for more? Check out National Spirits Examiner or NY Drinks Examiner.
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